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9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
2Here in Matthew from verse 9 - 13 we have a total of 72 words in the scripture. What is more interesting is that from “Our Father… to Amen” there are 66 words in this prayer, (66 books of the bible). This prayer not only gives us a model of how to pray, but it is also a representation of the bible itself. It is a complete embodiment of our relation to God and how we can live through this evil age to be victorious.
3So, let us walk together through the words of this prayer and dig a little deeper. The opening of the prayer sets the scene for us as children of god and shows us our position in relation to God himself.
9a -Our father which art in heaven
(Relationship – Lineage – Inheritance)
4Right in the very opening lines Jesus declares a full relationship between God, himself and us, (Father – Son – Sons). Note that it is “Our Father”, Not my father (exclusive), or their father (external) but our father (inclusive). Here we see relationship, and because of the seed source of that relationship we also have lineage and inheritance included.
5ROMANS 8:14 - 17
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
7HEBREWS 2:11 - 13
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
8152-2 SMYRNAEAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.4
Hold this carefully in mind. Now take the next step. Redeem means to buy back. It restores to the original owner. God, by His death, the shed blood BOUGHT BACK HIS OWN. He bought back the Spoken Word Seed Bride. "My sheep hear My voice (Word) and they follow Me." You always were a sheep. You never were a pig or a dog turned into a sheep. That is impossible for every kind of life produces the same kind and there is no change in specie. As we were in the thoughts of God and then expressed in flesh, there had to come a day when we would hear His voice (the Word), and hearing that voice become aware of our Father calling us, and recognize that we are the sons of God. We heard His voice and we cried out as did the prodigal son, "Save me, Oh, my Father. I am returning to Thee."
9IDENTIFICATION_ TULARE.CA V-22 N-14 SUNDAY_ 64-0216
51 Then, see, God came down, and the character of God was Christ. He, He was the reflection. He was God, made visible. Notice, God made visible.
52 "In the beginning was God." He wasn't even God then. No. God is an "object of worship." Only thing He was, was the Eternal. And in Him was attributes, and those attributes were thoughts. And those thoughts was expressed to Words, and Word was made manifest.
53 What is it? It's all God, becoming tangible, and you are a part of God. And Jesus come to redeem those that was put on the Lamb's Book of Life, before the foundation of the world. It was in God's thoughts, and that's what He come to redeem. And them, as soon as It strikes to them, they see It, because the Life is in there.
54 But if the Life isn't in there, then what can they do? See? They don't see It. They'll never see It. See?
55 And the whole thing, as Jesus said, "At that day, you'll know that I'm in the Father, the Father in Me; I in you, and you in Me." The whole thing is God, becoming material. Like a husband and wife becoming one, together, God and His Church becoming One.
10THE.WAY.BACK_ SHREVEPORT.LA FRIDAY_ 62-1123
E-89 Now, we don't have to be smart; we don't have to be educated. We have to believe. We have to humble ourselves and empty ourselves for God to manifest Hisself through us. Empty up yourself; get yourself out of the way. The biggest enemy you have is yourself. Now, you believe God. Do you do it?
11Now, if God, our Father, which is the Holy Ghost... The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is the Holy Ghost. We know that. "That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." And if that Holy Spirit can come into you and I, and perform the very life that Christ lived, where's your place of doubt? Then I've told you the truth about returning, going back. You believe that?
If He will do it... I don't say He will. Now, remember, people believe that these days is past, but He promised it in the last days.
So from the scriptures and the quotations of Bro. Branham we can see that Jesus has declared us to be Sons of God. God IS and always has been our Father. We were in this thoughts from before the foundation of the world and through his Son Jesus Christ we have come back into relationship so we can be placed by the Spirit of God into the body of Christ. God IS our Father and always has been.
129b - Hallowed (Holy) be thy name
(Name = Nature, manifestation)
God is a Holy God and his holy nature was invested into his name, and this name was given to his Son so that through this name could his nature be made manifest. Firstly, through Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God and secondly, through sons of his Spirit that would come to repentance by revelation and recognition and submission to that name.
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
14TRYING.TO.DO.GOD.A.SERVICE.WITHOUT.BEING.THE.WILL.OF.GOD_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-8 SUNDAY_ 65-0718M
37 Jesus said, "I come in My Father's Name." Every son comes in his father's name. And He came in the Name of the Father.
"And there is not another Name under Heaven given among men," whether it's called Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, church of Christ, whatever it might be done. There's only one meeting place that God meets man, and that's when he's in Jesus Christ, only place. And all these old things back here under the Old Testament, typed that. I want you to clearly understand it. Now, it's a Sunday school lesson. I've got some Scriptures and notes written down here. I thought that this would help you to understand, as all the old things happen for examples to us.
God has therefore vested his name and therefore his power and authority into his Son Jesus Christ. The name of God was previous unknown. God was known by the title of Elohim the self-existing one or Jehovah (God with his family). God became personalised through the expression of the name of Jesus Christ in the body of his own Son. Then we were able to understand the holiness and completeness of the nature of God though the expression of his Son Jesus Christ. We now had a pattern to follow, to become conformed to the image of Christ.
15ACTS 4:10 - 12
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
16And through Christ (the Son Singular) the whole family has access to take on the name and therefore the nature of Christ. As we take on the name of Jesus Christ through submission to the Spirit by the Word of the hour we take on the nature of that name and that nature will live itself out through you as you yield to that nature. The whole family is named Jesus Christ, many but singular.
17EPHESIANS 3:11 - 16
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
18In the name of Jesus Christ is the only place that God will have true worship with the believer. We have seen the manifestation of Jesus Christ the same yesterday today and forever for our day delivered to us through a vindicated Prophet, who pointed us to Christ the revelation of God.
19GOD'S.CHOSEN.PLACE.OF.WORSHIP_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-7 SATURDAY_ 65-0220
71 My friends, I don't want to hurt feelings, but I am responsible for a Message, and, that Message is, "Come out of this mess!" And if I ask you to come out, where am I going to take you to? Would I take you to the Branham Tabernacle? It's as much fault as any of the rest of them.
But there's one place I can take you to, where you're safe and protected from death, that's in Jesus Christ, God's place of worship. That's the place I'm introducing to you, tonight, where God put His Name. Where He promised He would meet every person that come in there, He would worship with him and feast with him, that's in Christ; not in no church, no tabernacle.
But, in Christ, He is God's Tabernacle. He is the place that God came into, Himself, and dwelt in Him. "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am pleased to dwell in." There is where God tabernacled, brought His Name and placed It upon, Jesus Christ. Therefore, His Name was put in a Man, His Son, Jesus Christ, in which He tabernacled Himself, and in that Tabernacle.
Where, in a type, the old Jerusalem, the old feasts, the old temple, was a type; when the smoke come in, the day that the ark went in, of the covenant, and settled down, and the Voice of God was heard from it.
20So did the Voice of God be heard, coming into the Tabernacle, Jesus Christ; which, the Old (natural) was a type and a shadow of the New. And when He come into Christ, He said, "This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I'm pleased to dwell in. And I'll choose the place where I'll put My Name, and where I will meet man, and where I will worship at." God chose the place; not in no church denomination, but in Jesus Christ. Yes, sir.
21GOD'S.CHOSEN.PLACE.OF.WORSHIP_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-7 SATURDAY_ 65-0220
79 What a great lessons that these things would be if we take time to break them out! Now notice, not one word of the shadows fail. Not one word ever failed, of the shadow. Everything typed perfectly.
He is God's chosen place of worship, and God's Name is given to Him. He is God's place of worship, and God's Name is given to Him. He is the Word of God, and He is the Name of God. He is both the Word of God and the Name of God. "He was the Word made flesh." He was the Word of God, Lamb of God, Name of God, and was God. That's what He was, the chosen and only place of worship to God.
80 And God refuses any other place besides in Jesus Christ; you cannot worship Him anywhere. He said, "In vain they do worship Me, teaching for Doctrine the commandments of man." Today we have creeds, dogmas, and everything, that teaches this is the way and that is the way.
And Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no man can come to God except by Me." In other words, "I am the Door to the sheepfold. All without are thieves." He is the only approach. He is the Door. He is the Way, the Truth, the Life, all that there is; the only entrance, the only place, the only worship, the only Name.
Everything is tied to Jesus Christ. All the Old Testament is tied to Him. The New Testament tied to Him. And the Church today is tied to Him, by the Word of His commandment. There is not another place, or another Name, or anywhere, where God ever promised to meet a man; only in Jesus Christ, His chosen place of worship.
22And by taking on the name of Jesus Christ to ourselves, through repentance and going on to being filled with his Spirit, we are placed into that one mystical body, where it is ONE Spirit that fills ONE body. Yet it is a body with many members, each member with its own purpose for the perfection of the whole, as God sees fit.
23I CORINTHIANS 12:13 -14
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
24EPHESIANS 4:4 -6
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
26I CORINTHIANS 6:15 - 17
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
So the name has a nature that lives out through the body as it comes in subjection to the Spirit that is the name. The Spirit is the King of Kings and a King is not without a Kingdom.
27v10 - Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
The Kingdom of God is first Spiritual and then physical. The Kingdom of God begins within you and then moves out into the physical realm. The will of God comes into manifestation on earth as we submit our wills to the perfect will of the Father.
So let’s look first at the Kingdom of God being within you.
28LUKE 17:20 - 21
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you
29The Spirit is the King of the Kingdom and if the Spirit of God is in you then the King of the Kingdom is operating through you as a vessel. If you have submitted yourself unto him he will be able to put you into action for the purpose that he had for you in his mind from before the foundation of the world. Let’s have a look at how that played out for Peter.
30QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN SATURDAY_ 54-0515
187-239 Now, watch now the next, He says, "And thou art Simon, and I give unto thee..." because he had the spiritual, revealed truth. That's the reason he knowed the difference between Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. He had a spiritual revelation. That's what you're understanding tonight, where the Holy Spirit's opening it up to us.
He said, "Thou art Simon, and I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven. And whatever you bind on this earth, I'll bind it in heaven. Whatever you loose on this earth, I'll loose it in heaven." Did He say it? St. Matthew the 16th chapter, "Whatever you bind on earth, I'll bind in heaven. Whatever you loose on earth, I'll loose in heaven. And I will give you the keys to (What?) the Kingdom of heaven." What is the Kingdom of heaven? The Holy Spirit. The Bible said, "The Kingdom of heaven is within you..." I mean, "the Kingdom of God," excuse me. "Kingdom is within you."
31And for the perfect will of God to be made manifest it requires a crucifixion of our own thinking to accept and submit to the will (Word) of God as we can see from the example that our elder brother gave us.
35THE.DEITY.OF.JESUS.CHRIST_ JEFF.IN V-20 N-12 SUNDAY_ 49-1225
107 Who are you this morning? Who is Christ Jesus? He's in you as much as you'll let Him be. He's pressing, trying to get into you, to move into you today. And you stand off, and wonder, and look and gaze, and hold back a little while. Don't do that. Move right straight into the Kingdom of God. The hour's here. Hallelujah.
Oh, how I love Him. He's coming one of these days. I want to see Him. Don't you? I want to see Him. I believe we will see Him. Don't you? He's here now. His power is moving.
What makes the people cry and shout, go on? What's the matter? It's the Holy Ghost moving in them. If they could only realize and--and--and embrace Him, embrace the Holy Ghost, believing in Him, hug Him to your bosom. Live right; do nothing that would hinder Him. Say, "O Lord Jesus, I want You. I want You to stand by me. I'm going to stand by You, Father." And as you do, He is just pressing to get into you. He wants in there. He's wooing you to Him all the time.
THE.DEITY.OF.JESUS.CHRIST_ JEFF.IN V-20 N-12 SUNDAY_ 49-1225
110 Now, friends, I know this to be the truth. I know people don't realize who you are? Every person in here can live above sin, can live without sin, live in God; you'll make mistakes, but the Blood of Christ will forgive you. "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." Is that right? That same power of Christ that was hung on Calvary's cross, the same God that raised Him up on the day of the resurrection, is in you now, you that's got the Holy Ghost. Oh, don't you love Him? Oh, my. Hear His voice calling today.
Now in the end God will be made manifest totally through Jesus Christ and the Bride (Husband and Wife, one flesh one body) and will have dominion over and above that body.
The Spiritual Kingdom becomes physical. Once all has been overcome the the Son will then hand all things back to the Father. Here we see the picture of the Bride, with Christ as her head and the lamb upon the throne and the pillar of fire (showing the presence of God) above the throne.
36Why this picture. It is all God plan and God’s glory that is being displayed as it is God’s purpose that is being played out. God shares his glory with no one and he alone will be exalted and reign over all and in all.
37I CORINTHIANS 15:24 - 27
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
39DOES.GOD.EVER.CHANGE.HIS.MIND.ABOUT.HIS.WORD_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-9 SUNDAY_ 65-0418E
96 God permitted Israel to take a law, in Exodus the 19th chapter. When grace had already give them a prophet, Pillar of Fire, a sacrifice lamb, a delivering power, but they cried out for a Law. It wasn't God's will, but it was injected because man wanted it. And he was cursed by the very law that he wanted.
97 It's best to have God's will. That's what He taught us. "Thy will be done. Thy Kingdom come. Thine will be done." We must submit ourselves to His will and His Word. Don't question It. Believe It. Don't try to find a way around It. Just take It the way It is.
So many wants to go around, get some other way. And when you do, you find yourself going on, you find God blessing you, but you're working in His permissive will and not in His perfect, Divine will.
45JOHN 6:27 - 35
27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
46Here we see the people looking for the bread for the belly but Jesus was pointing the people to himself as the manifested Word of the Hour. The living bread that was sent from God in heaven, as the bread of life. A bread that did not leave the one who partakes of it hungry. Jesus was and is that bread of life that we must partake of, daily, that Spiritual food in due season.
47SPIRITUAL.FOOD.IN.DUE.SEASON_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-7 SUNDAY_ 65-0718E
9 And it gives me great pleasure to get to see when you know that you have a Message from God, and you give it to the people and see the people respond to That. Then you look back and say, "Thank You, Father." Oh, what a joy it is then to see the children eating the Bread that's been sent to them! You realize that was a vision years ago, right here at this Tabernacle? That's right, "The Bread of Life." Brother Neville, you remember it, might. Mighty time!
48SPIRITUAL.FOOD.IN.DUE.SEASON_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-7 SUNDAY_ 65-0718E
133 We're going to get too late if we don't start the prayer line now, so let us bow our heads just a moment.
134 Dear God, Food in due season, spiritual Food. Something that the world knows nothing of. How we hear our Lord say that night, or that day down there at Samaria, the same place that Elisha walked up and said, "Why, the dew will not fall till I call for it." Here stood Jesus there telling His disciples.
Said, "Master, why don't You eat?"
He said, "I have Food that you know not of."
135 Truly, Lord, His Food was to do the will of God, to see the works of God made manifest in His hour. He was there to see that it was done. "I do nothing except My Father shows Me first. What the Father shows Me, that I do."
136 And, Father, so is it today. The Church, the true believer, the Body of believers, has access to Food, spiritual Food, that the nominals know nothing about. The world knows nothing of this Food, Father. But Your Church, Your people, the Bride of Your Son, loves It.
137 We have access to healing of our bodies when the doctors has failed. We have access to this. It's one of the Foods of God, that He gave to His Church, and promised it in the last day to His believing children. And, Father, help us to be believing children, for all things are possible to the believers. Grant it, Dear God. We ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
49So we have access to the Spiritual Food (Bread) in due season now. We have an endless supply through the revelation of Jesus Christ that has been given to us though a Son of Man ministry, revealed and vindicated in our time.
5012 - And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors
In this part of the Lord’s prayer Jesus tells us that Faith is based on forgiveness and that through forgiving we ourselves have access to the Grace of God and forgiveness for our faults and failings.
51MATTHEW 6:14 - 15
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
52PERFECT.FAITH_ JEFF.IN V-6 N-11 SUNDAY_ 63-0825E
19 Now, faith is based on forgiveness, then. And then, as we said this morning, trying to get the church into the place to where we could really see apostolic times moving among us, that's what we all hunger. And it's just laying right at the door. We see it, but we want to see more of it. We want it such a flow that it'll--it'll be a help to us, us flow out to others.
53MARK 11:22 - 25
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
56I CORINTHIANS 10:1 - 13
1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
57JAMES 1:12 - 21
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
58It is important to recognise that we must live in submission to God to be able to overcome temptation and sin in our lives. We cannot fight alone and we do not have the power and or wisdom to make the right choices. The way to fight is through submission.
60Now here we see a declaration that the Kingdom is already established and that Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom of which we as members of his body are Kings & Priests within that Kingdom, and a King is never without dominion and a Priest is never without mercy.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
6235-3 THE.REVELATION.OF.JESUS.CHRIST - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.1
"He hath made us!" Oh, there are certain truths we need to emphasize. This is one of them. HE! HE HATH MADE US! Salvation is His doing. Salvation is of the Lord. All of grace. He redeemed us for a purpose. He bought us for a purpose. We are kings, spiritual kings. Oh, we are going to be kings upon the earth with Him when He sits on His throne. But now we are spiritual kings and we reign over a spiritual kingdom. It says in Romans 5:17,
"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ."
And in Colossians 1:13,
"Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom (reign) of His dear Son."
Right now we reign with Christ, having dominion over sin, the world, the flesh, and the devil. Showing forth His praise and glory; showing forth HIMSELF, for it is Christ in us, willing and doing of His good pleasure. Yes, indeed, even now we are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
6336-1 THE.REVELATION.OF.JESUS.CHRIST - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.1
"And made us priests." Yes, priests unto Him, offering the spiritual praise of sanctified lips. Spending our lives as a sweet offering unto Him. Worshipping Him in Spirit and in truth. Interceding and petitioning. Priests and kings unto our God. No wonder the world does not appeal to us and we are a peculiar people zealous unto good works. We have been recreated in Him to be children like unto our Father.
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
66So here we have a perfect prayer that places us as Son’s of his Spirit in position and place that we have been predestined to be.
This prayer instructs and equips us with all that we have need of. If we can truly submit ourselves to the Spirit and intent of the Lord’s prayer, then we will be able to step into that prayer and become the Son or Daughter that God has always intended us to be.
Let this prayer not be just words but become a living reality for you. Then it will truly be Christ in you the hope of Glory.